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Italy With My Son 2012 – Our Grand Finale at La Pergola in Rome

 
My trip to Italy with my son this past spring was full of wonderful highlights and wonderful food. It was fitting that in the land of opera, we finished it with one of the highest notes of all. Rome’s La […]

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Italy With My Son 2012 – Farewell to Il Chiasso and Elba

Sunday evening, our last evening on Elba on this trip, we enjoyed another wonderful dinner at Il Chiasso, but this time the mood was bittersweet. We had had a wonderful visit and were sad to be moving on.
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Sunday Photo – Fish Monger on Elba

The small, but historically significant island of Elba lies off the coast of Tuscany. It also happens to be an island of personal significance as it was the birthplace of Giovanni Sconzo, a sea captain and ancestor, who in the […]

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Italy With My Son 2012 – Maranello – Land of Ferraris

With a full day at Antica Corte Palavicina, and a drive ahead of us, I wanted to show my son (and he wanted to see) the Ferrari Museum in Maranello, just outside of Modena. Despite pushing the limits, we arrived […]

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Sunday Photo – Morning in Modena

The city of Modena in Emiglia-Romagna in Italy is one of my favorite cities in Europe. It has beautiful architecture, delicious food and warm people. What more can one ask for?
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Italy with My Son 2012 – Sunny Siena

On any trip, or truly with anything in life, it is important to roll with the punches and adapt to changing circumstances. . We had gone to bed the night before looking forward to a private pasta cooking class with […]

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Italy – A Father and His Sons Taste Their Heritage

I am “American” through and through, but I believe it is important for everyone to have a sense of the past and where we have each come from. Italy is the land where all of my grandparents were born. I grew […]

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Sunday Photo – Tuscan Spring

As spring is a prelude to the more, so is this photo. Stay tuned.
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Brodo – Villa Gaidello 11/11/2003

Having just returned from Italy and a quick visit to Modena, I was reminded of an earlier visit there with my son Andrew, then 12 years old, back in November of 2003. We stayed at the lovely agriturismo Villa Gaidello […]

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Bartolotta – Ristorante Di Mare: Mediterranean Seafood with Passion

One of Tony Bourdain's cardinal rules of restaurant dining is to avoid eating seafood in restaurants on Mondays. He must not have dined at Bartolotta – Ristorante di Mare in the Wynn Hotel. I showed up at the restaurant at […]

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